10 gifts for teachers, in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week
Teacher Appreciation Week is this week, and there couldn’t be a better time to show our educators how much we care. Now, more than ever, teachers are having to adjust to these uncertain times. Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), many educators have not seen their students in months, and many will not be able to see their students graduate or move on to the next grade. Instead, teachers have had to adapt to creating safe and engaging learning environments online, while parents step in to homeschool their children and make sure they keep up.
No matter what, our teachers have an important job. They shape minds and change lives. They open doors and light the way for their students. If you’re looking for a simple way to say thank you for all they do, here are some easy gift ideas that can be shipped to your favorite teacher right now.
Gifts for teachers:
1Ban.do Get It Together Pouch
Not only is this smooth leatherette pouch a great place to stash makeup or office supplies, the message is especially important right now. It’s a simple way to show teachers that you recognize their incredible strength in these uncertain times.
2Privé Revaux Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses
Due to coronavirus, more teachers are having to adapt to doing their job online. For many, their classroom now exists through a computer screen. Gift them a stylish pair of blue-light-blocking glasses like these to reduce eye strain caused by increased screen time.
3Bloomscape Tough Stuff Plant Collection
While we’re all spending more time indoors, these easy-to-care-for, air-purifying plants are a happy addition to any space. Plus, when schools re-open, your favorite teacher can take them to their classroom for an extra dose of greenery.
4BaubleBar Charm Bracelet
Give your favorite teacher a sweet personalized piece like this dainty charm bracelet. Add this Wisdom charm to show them the meaning of their guidance and mentorship.
5DoorDash Gift Card
Help a teacher you love support their favorite local restaurant with a gift card to DoorDash. They can order online or via the DoorDash app to receive a meal on you—with contactless delivery, of course.
6CrateJoy Teacher’s Box
Designed to promote teacher self-care, these monthly boxes feature six to eight carefully chosen items—from bath bombs to stress-relief tea—that are a thoughtful way to remind our teachers that they deserve time to rest, too.
7Etsy Virtual Hug Bracelet
Since we’re all practicing social distancing right now, send a teacher a virtual hug with this adorable bracelet. They’ll think of their students every time they wear it.
8Williams Sonoma Teacher Spatula
“Encouraging,” “wise,” and “supportive” are just a few of the words this dictionary-inspired spatula uses to describe teachers. And since quarantine has turned all of us into novice cooks and bakers, this is a great teacher appreciation gift idea.
9Alex and Ani Teacher Bangle
Honor your favorite teachers and their dedication to their students with this simple bangle. It also comes with a card calling out all of the incredible ways that teachers help shape people’s lives.
10Urban Outfitters Cozy Weighted Blanket
At the end of the day, teachers especially could use some relaxation. Gift them a cozy weighted blanket to gently relieve stress as they lie underneath it. It’s the closest feeling to getting a hug right now.